Oil on Canvas. 24″ x 24″
Oil in Canvas… Work is still in progress.
The space suit is a fascinating creation to me. If Form = Function then a suit is strange indeed. Its function: to allow a human being to depart from his/her own planet. In order to achieve this objective, a suit must perfectly emulate Mother Earth’s atmosphere. To fool the body into believing it’s still safely within the confines of our stratosphere. Yet it is not.
It is actually a long way from the safety of home.
Additionally, the planets and open spaces the suit will allow its occupant/user to venture among will be completely inhospitable to the point where the occupant will perhaps never be able to leave it.
So the space suit is both a liberation, and a confinement…